Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, says the Primary Exit Profile, PEP, will ensure a better Jamaica.

He says the assessment will encourage critical thinking among Jamaica’s youth.

He was speaking on Wednesday at the Award Ceremony for the Prime Minister’s Medal in Education.

Forty people were recipients of the award for distinguished service in education.

Among them, Deputy Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Dorrett Campbell.She’s served over 30-years in the education profession as a teacher, lecturer and administrator.

Lecturer at the Northern Caribbean University, NCU, Robert Miller, and retired Principal of the Black River High School in St. Elizabeth, Barrington

Buchanan, were also among the honourees.

Prime Minister Holness says such educators are critical to the development of the nation.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Meanwhile, Minister with responsibility for Education, Karl Samuda, says concerns about the Primary Exit Profile will be addressed.